Merge table cells into one cell

You can combine two or more cells (cell: A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.) in the same row or column into a single cell. For example, you can merge several cells horizontally to create a table heading that spans several columns.

  1. Select the cells you want to merge.

     Note    If the cells in your table have no visible borders, you may find it helpful to show gridlines. Click Table Tools > Layout > View Gridlines.

    View gridlines
  2. Right-click the selected cells and click Merge Cells.
    Right-click shortcut menu to merge table cells
Applies to:
Word 2013